<p>Hiya! I'm currently a senior in high school -and quite a nervewrecked for that matter- because now is the time to prepare for the deadly admissions process! My parents are helping me so it's taking a load off my back but from the list we came up with, it seems like I'm only applying to 'safety' schools! Most of this is probably my fault since I was the one who was against applying to those prestigious, eloquent, top-of-the-hill, ace ace ace colleges...because...well...seeing as my test scores were horrible, my activities limited, and my GPA collapsed, I probably don't stand a chance! Additionally, I've been slacking off as heck these past years, so my teachers probably don't have very 'fond' memories of me.</p>
<p>But after reading the "Things I regret..." thread on CC, I became doubtful.</p>
<p>So far, the best school I'm applying to is Duke, but maybe I should include a few others just in case!</p>
<p>My previous ACT score was a 31 (very bad) but I'm re-taking it and pretty sure I can get it to at least a 33 (unless I have a nervous break-down again, haha)
My SAT was a 2060 (yeah I know >->) so I'm planning on just sending in the ACT score
I've taken one SAT II test so far: SAT II Bio E - score was 780
Took 5 AP classes my junior year, but destroyed my streak when I made a B in AP US History 2nd semester. I'll be taking 4 more AP's this year (plus AP Psychology...but that prob doesnt count). My GPA is currently (weighted/unweighted) a 4.47/3.97. Rank 6/518 (we have some reaaaallly smart people in my HS...lukily they're my friends, so at least I can boast about knowing Yale/Harvard attendees hurhurhur =3=)
Ahh...as for reccomendation letters...well...I've noted above...I don't think teachers like me :[
My activities are limited...I've done Youth Court, some school clubs, no sports YET, hospital volunteering and stuff...but no prominent leadership roles D:</p>
<p>I do feel I'm no match for those 2400's and 36's but.. fellow CC'ers, should I take a chance? Or will I be wasting my time? Your answers can save me a lot of time and money (any maybe even regret)!
Anything is appreciated!
Thank you for reading!</p>